Sunday, October 21, 2012

Once Upon A Time When There Were Gramophone Specialists Amongst Us

Now, once upon a time, a long time ago, there were Gramophone and Record Specialists living right amongst us. I am very, very sure that I have been one of them in one of my earlier lives. I am not sure, if I was operating from South Africa or from another country, if I was a girl or a boy, but records I did have a lot in that earlier life and a specialist I was as well. I can feel it because I have always loved music.

Here is the famous Ted Lewis And His Band, That Certain Party, Fox Trot, Recorded in the late 1920's (probably 1925) with incidental singing from Ted Lewis. 
From a record shop in Cradock, that very few people probably remember. When this record was made available to the public, people were enjoying the Golden Twenties in other places on the globe and were dancing to fox trot and quickstep tunes. You are listening to a sound that is 90 years old, was pressed on Shellac and has survived unharmed through nearly a century.

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